Agar Grove Estate
- Location: Camden, London
- Client: London Borough of Camden
- Date: 2012 - Ongoing
- Value: £97 Million
- Awards: Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Award - Winner 2020 Sustainability and Overall Winner Awards (Phase 1a) - NLA Awards 2019 The Mayor’s Award for Good Growth – London Planning Awards 2019 The Mayor’s Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning – London Planning Awards 2019 Housing Design Award - Winner 2015 The Sunday Times British Homes Awards - Commendation 2015
We worked closely with the local council and the people living on a ‘60s estate to create a safe, high-quality family neighbourhood. The residents will have bright new homes with good space standards, many built to the Passivhaus standard to deliver low heating bills and comfortable living.
Collaborating with Hawkins\Brown and Grant Associates, we are creating 493 new homes for new and existing residents. Of these, 345 will be built to the very high Passivhaus fabric performance standard.
Following consultations with residents, our scheme draws on the built context of the area, with terraces, villas and mansion blocks facing public spaces. A neglected tower block is being refurbished to improve sustainability and identity.
The scheme was unanimously approved at planning, with the officer’s report commenting ‘The proposals are considered to be exceptional in all aspects of design, from the masterplan right through to the detailed consideration of the doorstep experience’.